Russian Hackers Targeted Washington, Oregon Election Systems In 2016

Russian hackers attempted to penetrate Washington and Oregon’s voter registration systems last year. Top elections officials in both states received that confirmation Friday from the Department of Homeland Security.

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More than a quarter-million immigrants in Washington state are eligible for citizenship. But fewer than one-in-ten apply each year.

People who buy individual health insurance in Washington state can expect another round of rate hikes next year.

“I’d say double-digit [increases] are almost a certainty,” state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler said in an interview Thursday on TVW’s “Inside Olympia” program.

Competition for your garbage is increasingly fierce. It's become an important, if mostly hidden, industry in the Columbia River Gorge.

United States Senate

U.S. Senator Patty Murray of Washington is blaming Republican leadership for putting a freeze on her bipartisan health care plan. That comes as the GOP have announced their latest attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

The Washington Democrat had been working on a bill to stabilize the insurance market with GOP Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee.

Geologists for the state of Oregon are warning of the risk of major landslides in parts of the Columbia River Gorge that were hit by wildfires this year.

A new report released Thursday focuses on areas of the Gorge that are highly susceptible to landslides—which also happen to overlap with some of the areas hit by this year’s wildfires.

Equifax

The credit reporting agency Equifax doesn’t have to notify the estimated 1.7 million Oregonians who may have been impacted by the company’s massive data breach.

AG Ferguson Suing NW Detention Center Operator

Sep 20, 2017
Seattle Globalist / Flickr

Washington state's Attorney General is suing the nation's second-largest private prison operator.

The lawsuit claims GEO Group is violating the state's minimum wage law.

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Attacks Sanctuary Cities In Portland

Sep 19, 2017
Bryan M. Vance / Oregon Public Broadcasting

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke with federal employees and law enforcement officials in Portland Tuesday, where he delivered an attack on sanctuary policies that protect immigrants from deportation.

The suspect in a shooting that left one student dead and three injured at Freeman High School outside of Spokane, Washington, last week quietly pleaded not guilty on Friday.

But the plea was mostly procedural. 




In a sign that the wildfire threat is receding, hundreds of Washington National Guard soldiers are being demobilized and sent home over the next 48 hours. They were activated to help fight wildfires earlier this month.

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